Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 24: 41st overall pick Cory Emmerton and 47th overall pick Shawn Matthias of the Detroit Red Wings pose together during the 2006 NHL Draft held at General Motors Place on June 24, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
What a whirlwind this week has been for Cory Emmerton already. The forward was put on waivers by the Red Wings Sunday. No team claimed him and so he thought he was headed to the minor leagues. But he wound up staying with the Red Wings when forward Patrick Eaves was placed on the long-term injured-list. Tuesday morning Emmerton found himself centering Mikael Samuelsson and Drew Miller on the fourth line as the Wings prepared for Wednesday season-opener against Buffalo at Joe Louis Arena. "Probably the most eventful uneventful 36 hours ever" said Emmerton of the experience. "To end up here it seemed like a lot was going on but there was nothing really. It was obviously pretty stressful but you become stronger as a person and player by going through something like that." The Red Wings had been over the salary cap throughout the exhibition season and they also had been carrying too many forwards. With forward Darren Helm (back) on the long-term injured list -- he’s one of the Red ...
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